Adding a duplicate backup template to a policy

To use a multi-stage backup strategy, you must use a duplicate backup template.

To add a duplicate backup template

  1. Set up a new policy.

    See Creating a new policy.

  2. Set up a backup template.

  3. On the New Policy dialog box, click New Template.

  4. On the Template Selection dialog box, select Duplicate Backup Sets Template, and then click OK.

  5. Select the source template, which is the template that will provide the backup data to be copied.

  6. In the Properties pane, under Destination, select Device and Media.

    See Device and media options for backup jobs and templates.

    A duplicate backup set template must use a destination device that can be accessed by the same media server as the device specified for the original backup set.

  7. In the Properties pane, under Settings, select General.

  8. Complete the appropriate options as follows:

    Template name

    Type the name for this template.

    Backup set description

    Type a description of the information you are backing up.

    Preferred source device

    Select the device that was used as the destination device for the original backup job.

  9. In the Properties pane, under Settings, select Advanced.

  10. Complete the appropriate options as follows:

    Verify after job completes

    This option enables Backup Exec to automatically verify that the media can be read after the backup completes. This option is selected by default. Symantec recommends that you verify all backups.

    Compression type

    Select one of the following:

    • None. Select this option to copy the data to the media in its original form. If the data was backed up using software compression, then it is copied in its software compression form. Using some form of data compression can help expedite backups and preserve storage media space.

      Hardware data compression should not be used in environments where devices that support hardware compression are used interchangeably with devices that do not have that functionality.

      For example, if a drive that does not support hardware compression is added to a cascaded drive pool that includes drives supporting the feature, hardware compression is automatically disabled. You can manually re-enable hardware compression on the drives that support it, but this results in media inconsistency. If the drive that supports hardware compression fails, the compressed media cannot be restored with the non-compression drive

    • Hardware [if available, otherwise none]. Select this option to use hardware data compression (if the storage device supports it). If the drive does not feature data compression the data is backed up uncompressed.

  11. On the Properties pane, under Settings, click Network and Security.

    See Encryption keys.

  12. If you want to set up notification for this job, on the Properties pane, under Settings, click Notification.

    See Assigning notification recipients for completed jobs.

  13. Set the schedule for the backup job.

    See Setting the schedule for a template.

    You must set a schedule for the template if you want to use the Use scheduled <Template B> to duplicate all backup sets that were created by <Template A> template rule.

  14. Click OK.

    You can add another template to the policy or combine the policy with a selection list to create jobs.